the one you love married someone else.

What Do You Do When the ONE You Wanted Marries Someone Else?

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“He just met her… She’s supposed to be his transitional person; she’s not supposed to be the ONE. All this time I thought he didn’t want to get married. But, the truth is, he didn’t want to marry me.” Meg Ryan’s line from When Harry Met Sally speaks for many …

The truth about how to get your ex back

The Truth About How to Get Your Ex Back

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If you do an Internet search for “How to Get Your Ex Back” you’ll find pages of videos, downloadable answers (for a price), and even a few guarantees from non-accredited individuals who promise they have the solution you so desperately want. But this is a cold hard fact: PEOPLE HAVE …

dealing with the anger of a breakup

Dealing With the Anger of a Breakup

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Question: How do I get rid of the anger I have for past boyfriends who broke my heart? I am particularly angry at the men who said we would get married and without any warning ended the relationship and immediately started dating other women before our relationship was officially over, …

Why Did My Relationship End When it Seemed so good

Why Did My Relationship End When It Seemed So Good?

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You had an amazing connection, the passion was unbelievable, you had never had a relationship feel so good—then one day something unexpectedly changed, he or she was detached, unloving, and it was never again the same. Perhaps it ended abruptly (if you were lucky) or maybe it dragged on for …

Finding it hard to go on after a breakup

Are You Finding it Hard to go on Without the Love of Your life?

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Finding the love of your life is an incredible high, especially if on some level you view him or her as above your typical dating league. So naturally, when it doesn’t work out, or worse, it suddenly ends without warning, it feels hard to go on alone. It may feel …

People do what they want to do. Don't make excuses for them.

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People do what they want to do. If you always remind yourself of that, it really is quite simple. As caring beings, we usually like to give people the benefit of the doubt. We frequently conjure up pleasant scenarios to explain away undesirable behavior: “he’s really busy at work,” “she’s

Never text what you SHOULD call to say, or WOULDN'T call to say.

When NOT to Text

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Just because you have the ability to do something doesn’t mean you should do it. Just because you can send a message immediately doesn’t mean you deserve an immediate response. You need to know when not to text at all. Electronic communication has changed relationships—and not for the better. For …

how to recognize a commitmentphobic

How to Recognize a Commitmentphobic

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What makes it so hard to recognize a commitmentphobic and even comprehend at first is that most people, both men and women, who say they’re looking for commitment or marriage are actually doing just that. Most of them want to be in a loving relationship with all of their heart, …